I've mentioned this before but it is a recurring theme for us, and it seems too for our fellow Aussie planners. Paul and Elaine (one day to be nb The Manly Ferry) have deferred their plans to head off to the UK at the end of September following the sale of their house falling through. They have now decided to put their house back on the market in the new year and go from there.
When you want to go... you want to go! We've toyed with various options to get us to the UK quicker - from taking Coco with us, to letting her go and live with someone else. We just want to go... now... this year. Me being all but unemployed at the moment has made that feeling even more intense.
But, we've discussed it every which way and although it seems agonizing to have to wait another year or two, or even longer, that's what we're going to do. We don't want to put pressure on ourselves by rushing. We'd feel bad if we left Coco and we don't think it would be fair on such an old dog to put her through another huge upheaval. To go this year we'd have to hurry to get all the necessary preparations done.
Instead we will take our time to do those things and try and enjoy the process and anticipation. We will be well prepared by the time we finally get there.
Good luck Paul and Elaine!